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ERIC Number: EJ833615
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0890-6459
Reaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families through Differentiated Teacher Education and Practices
Murry, Kevin G.; Herrera, Socorro G.
Teacher Education and Practice, v21 n2 p201-214 Spr 2008
The preparedness of grade-level classroom teachers to mutually accommodate the differential needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students is becoming increasingly essential. Levels of this preparedness are captured by the accommodation readiness spiral, a framework for understanding teacher education and professional development for classroom diversity. Critical to capacity-building efforts among teachers are the sociocultural dynamics of culturally and linguistically diverse students and families and the teacher's readiness to maximize these dynamics. This article discusses myths concerning the sociocultural dimension, and it provides strategies for maximizing the potential contributions of culturally and linguistically diverse family members. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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